Funding boost for Queenscliff Winter Weekends
Queenscliffe is set to host the Queenscliff Winter Weekends thanks to a $30,000 grant from the State Government that will complement the $59,000 allocated in Council’s 2017-18 budget.
Lisa Neville MP made the announcement on Friday 8 December that Queenscliffe has secured the Winter Weekends through the State Government’s Regional Events Fund.
“Council is thrilled that Queenscliff Winter Weekends is coming to the Borough of Queenscliffe,” said the Mayor, Cr Susan Salter.
The Winter Weekends will be held on 21st June – 17th July, 2018 at Queenscliff, and is expected to attract up to 15,000 attendees.
“We are very proud of the vibrant local arts and culture scene and this event is designed to celebrate the best of the Borough throughout the winter season,” said Cr Salter.
Over 4 weekends in June and July, a curated program of music, performance, film, food and wine combine with local exhibitions and community markets to reinvigorate the senses, indulge in gastronomic delights, discover the local environment and warm the most romantic of hearts.
“We’re proud to be bringing the Winter Weekends right here to Queenscliff,” said the Member for Bellarine, Lisa Neville MP.
Events like this mean serious business for Queenscliff. They attract visitors, create jobs, and keep local businesses busy.
“It’s events like these that keep our hospitality providers and retailers busy, and put Queenscliff on the map for visitors,” said Ms Neville.